[OSM-talk] Names, split streets and relations

Gervase Markham gerv-gmane at gerv.net
Sun Jul 27 20:09:30 BST 2008

I have a situation (which I suspect is very common) where a street is
split into e.g. 3 ways, because the middle one is part of a bus route or
other relation.

If you label all three ways with "name=Foo Street", you get "Foo Street"
rendered 3 times along a fairly short length, at least in Osmarender. If
you leave the name off the outer ends, then those ways are incorrectly
assumed to be unnamed streets when they have a name. In other words,
you've made the data bogus for rendering reasons.

What is the correct response to this? The "obvious" thing to do is
attach the street name to a relation which incorporates all three ways.
Do the main renderers yet correctly render street names expressed as


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